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CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
stabilization program is making a real difference in rural america. i want to tell you about a woman who -- a woman from a small noun my district. she's 23 years old. she only makes $22,000 a year working as a daycare -- at a daycare. she grew up and wants to raise her children there. and the national neighborhood stabilization program is helping her become a first time homeowner. now our amendment would simply take the money that has already been allocated for this program and prioritize it for a -- our rural communities so we can change the way that streets like this look. and so we can make sure that more moms can raise their kids in towns where they grew up. this amendment doesn't cost any money. it allows a mom to raise a child in her home community and our amendment will not kill this bill. it would simply give our rural communities the ability to weather the worst crisis they've faced in a generation. now, maybe our small towns or this young mom should incorporate as a bank, maybe then they'd get the same kind of attention that we've given to wall street. because, folks, wall street is
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
country from which they could train, organize, or conduct attacks against america, americans, or american interests. we are monitoring that very, very closely. again, i would go back to my previous answer to say that lincoln's use -- linkages with the intelligence community are very sound. there is no higher priority for this, and then the protection of america, americans, and american interest from terrorist attack. and we watch that very closely. >> gaddafi-directed attacks. any indication he has the intent to do that? >> i have not seen anything specific to that regard. but i think we must operate under the assumption that he would like to see that happen. we must necessarily keep our guard and our vigilance very high. >> aljazeera english. do you have the ability to distinguish the opposition forces from the gaddafi forces? the reason i ask, if opposition forces are moving in a coordinated fashion, could they in fact be targeted as well? >> the distinguishing between opposition and regime forces can be very difficult, particularly when they are in very, very close contact. ag
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
explanation to the american people. since returning from south america, the president has begun to talk in greater detail about our involvement in libya. for the second time, he's discussed our operations in and around libya with the congressional leadership. over the weekend he devoted his entire address to the topic and he'll speak to the american people tonight about our operations in libya. all of this is welcome and in my view, overdue. before addressing what answers i hope to hear from the president this evening let me address the notifications to congress that the president has made. prior to the initiation of combat activities in libya the congressional leadership received two forms of notification of the president's decision to order americans into harm's way. prior to departing for his overseas trip, the president notified the congressional leadership of his plans to send american forces in to combat in action a limited discreet role to destroy the integrated air defenses of the libyan government and to enable our allies to establish a no-fly zone over libya. the second notifi
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 10:00am EDT
board of directors of the armenian assembly of america, the board of governors of the michigan design center, the detroit chapter of the armenian benevolent union and the seeds of peace. he was an associate in the founders society of the detroit institute of arts and was involved with the armenian library. edgar also founded the detroit chapter of the armenian american business council. edgar was named man of the year by the canadian armenian business council in 1995. in 2002, he was inducted into the international institute heritage hall of fame, and edgar was awarded the 2005 ellis island medal of honor. this prestigious award was to honor ancestral group who through struggle, sacrifice and success helped build this great nation. edgar deeply loved his community and his community loved him. always mindful of his humble roots, edgar always endeavored to better our world. he was a mentor to many and an avid patron of the arts, a philanthropist. he led companies to donate in excess of $70 million in goods and services to local charities. sadly on march 27, 2011, edgar passed fro
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2011 1:00pm EST
wounded. all of us will face difficult problems. the question is, will america be the america that it's always been? we do not get our authority by might. we get it by the way we treat each other. and so these folks are going through some difficult times, these are the same people that this loan program is about, these are the same people that showed up time after time, sitting in the front row of something i call my foreclosure prevention program, with tears running down their faces. many of them have never missed a mortgage payment, have worked hard every day and have done everything that was required of them. these are our american neighbors, they are the american neighbors that sit in ohio, they're the ones who are in california and new york. those are our neighbors and they are in a time of need and we're talking about a $1 billion program to try to help people as they're struggling, trying to get up after an economy, by the way, where regulation failed them. they find themselves in these difficulties, in many instances, buzz people were not regulating -- because people were n
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
development programs for people across america who need them. and that's why we have decided today, as a caucus, to come here and voice our support and to give encouragement to the workers and to your legislators who have had to leave wisconsin to prevent these devastating cuts to -- that will further damage the health, and i'm sure your state is no different from other states, where the poor people of color, women, are not getting the kind of health care that they need. what we need is to make sure that the benefits that we passed last year in the patient protection and affordable care act are implemented in wisconsin and everywhere and what your governor is doing is going backwards instead of forwards. ms. moore: backwards instead of forwards. $900 billion from our school system. $250 million in state aid for the university of wisconsin system is. $71.6 million if the technical college system. low income children and families requiring women who receive temporary assistance to pay, they are cutting them by $20 a month. 3% of the tanif checks. mrs. christensen: and the check is not big
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 10:00am EST
brazil and then cut it out of america. but it's not the only item i mentioned. i mentioned $1.2 billion the gentleman wanted to send to the iraqi forces. the $250,000 limit the republicans rejected on individual entities. so, no, there are billions in agriculture and the military. i didn't just mention one item. the gentleman does understand they're vulnerable so they blame obama. they are both wrong sending money to brazil. i hope in his final time the gentleman from alabama will address it. in the first place, on two of these programs, the hamp program, which we will deal with next week on the floor, and the f.h.a. refi, the money doesn't come from the treasury. they keep saying it but they are wrong. and ignoring a fact doesn't make it go away. those are funds that come from tarp. in the financial reform bill we reinforced an earlier provision, and i will subject it to the record. i'll put it in the record. it says the fdic is authorized to conduct risk-based assessments on financial companies to pay for this, the money that's left in the tarp. we have a mandate to the fdic s
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 10:00am EDT
to move america forward. recently the bureau of labor statistics had to modify its survey to include responses reporting a duration of unemployment over two years. we are making room for the reality of chronic unemployment in america in very real ways while promising it will get better. i think we need to do more to make sure that people have opportunities. nearly 9% of americans right now are unemployed. that's 13.9 million americans that we represent as members of congress who are looking for the opportunity to pursue the american dream. they are looking for washington and to washington for leadership and to keep things from getting any worse. they are writing our offices, begging us to help us start america. they are looking for a handout, they are looking for a way out. just a chance they will take -- just a chance so they can take care of the rest. they are hoping that the next interview will mean a new start. mr. speaker, the job market is troublesome. but we cannot allow companies to arbitrarily pick who will come out of the economic crisis by disqualifying unemployed workers.
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
latin america. speaking in chile today, president said that latin america is an example of those in middle east fighting for democracy. tomorrow he travels to allow salvador, where he will hold a joint press conference with the salvadoran president. and on wednesday, he will tour mayan ruins in the national cathedral in san salvador before returning to washington. >> tonight on c-span, marking the eighth anniversary of the department of homeland security with former secretary tom ridge and michael chertoff and current secretary janet nepalitano. they discuss the structure of the agency and what they miss most about the job. >> people have asked me, is being secretary, and to a certain extent i stake my guess. i miss working with people -- i say, yes. i miss working with people who addressed and it was very intense, but an exciting time. ines not knowing. i mean, not that everything we read every morning, michael, or janet, was something you would want to run home and talk to your kids about, but you do is not knowing. >> the secretary tom ridge, michael chertoff, and janet nepalitan
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of america, the fabric of the world because an innocent life didn't get to be woven into it. you know, when we're born our parents don't know what we're going to become. they just hope that we're happy and they hope that we're healthy. i mean, you look at our president. you think when he was born his mom thought he was going to be the president of the united states? i seriously doubt it. he didn't come from a dynasty of presidents. he's just an ordinary person born from an ordinary mom, but he, you knee, had the opportunity and the privilege to live in america and become the president. our very own speaker from cincinnati, ohio, i dare say his parents never thought he'd be speaker of the house. these were ordinary people. they owned a bar. they had 12 kids. chances are 12 kids would do 12 different things but i didn't think they would be speaker of the house, but that mother gave all those kids love. and because they lived in america the piece of fabric that he's become resides over this wonderful body. and i point that out because none of us know what our children or grandchildren wi
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2011 1:00pm EST
. you have consistently posed the question that all of america needs an answer to, is this in fact a tax increase? well, according to the joint committee on taxation, this is in fact a net tax cut. of over $20 billion over the next 10 years. and it will reduce the deficit by $166 million over the same period of time. also keep in mind that these cost savings come from the government recouping mune -- he is hard of hearing, the answer is no, i will not yield. from the government recouping the money that recipients should not have gotten in the first place. that is not a tax increase. let me say it one more time, that's not a tax increase. we are looking for the way to actually get rid of this problem, there's a simple way. let's repeal the entire health care law. the problem that we see today comes in the package of the health care law itself. so consistent with reality is the fact that the democrats have put us in this position. so we are working in a bipartisan fashion through the 1099 repeal to eliminate this problem. finally, we should all bear in mind that while this resolution is a
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2011 1:00pm EDT
international organization and, yes, they are a threat to america. the taliban is only a threat to us as long as we continue our military occupation in afghanistan. after more than nine years of military occupation in afghanistan, can we really continue to claim to be acting in self-defense? the premise that the presence of our troops on the ground keeps us safer at home has been repudiated by recent terrorist attacks on the united states all done by people other than afghans. outraged at continuing u.s. military occupation of predominantly muslim countries. that's not to justify what they do, but it is to clarify the condition that we have in afghanistan. for how long are we going to continue to dedicate hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of lives before we realize we can't win afghanistan militarily? at the end of the year, the administration and u.s. military leaders were touting peace talks to end the war with high level taliban leaders. these leaders turned out to be fake. a november, 2010 article in "the new york times" detailed joint u.s. an afghan negotiations with a m
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
libya america, and the arab spring? we do have a sense at the moment of being in the middle of a great historical whirlwind. we are being taken somewhere. i think few of us are certain about where we are going to land. tonight, the president is going to address the nation for the first time from the oval office. he will speak on the topic of the war in libya. none of us are quite sure what is he is going to say, but i think many propose a lot of hope that he will express a clear sense of what the united states is to achieve what our goals are what our plans are for the future, and how we see libya fitting into the broader question of the revolutions that are going on, even as we sit here today, throughout the middle east and continuing to spread throughout syria continuing to royal yemen bahrain and elsewhere. it is difficult, i think for even seasoned experts to stay on top of. tomorrow the international community will meet in london to discuss many of these same questions. pres. sarkozy and prime minister cameron in the last hour issued a statement suggesting they wanted to gather th
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 1:00pm EDT
d that gaddafi in an effort to engrasheate himself with the west in general and with america specifically accepted a market based economic program led by the very harsh structural adjustment remedies of the i.m.f. and the world bank. . this led to the wholesale privatization of estate enterprises, contributing to unemployment in libya rising to over 20%. cnn reported on december 19, 2003, that libya acknowledged having a nuclear program, pledged to destroy weapons of mass destruction and pledged to allow international inspections. this was a decision which president george w. bush has praised saying, gaddafi's actions, quote, made our country and our world safer. unquote. we're told that gaddafi is in breach of the u.n. security council resolutions but now our own secretary of state is reportedly considering arming the rebels. an act which would be a breach of the united nations security council resolution which established an arms embargo. we are told we went to war as the request of and with the support of the arab league. but the secretary general of the arab league gam be
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
know that the people of south carolina and the people of america stand with the citizens of japan. may god bless them, and may god continue to bless america. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia, mr. connolly, for five minutes. mr. connolly: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the year-long continuing resolution of the republicans in this house passed last month on a straight party-line vote represents misguided values. house republicans sought to cut an arbitrary amount of funding and did so with a meat axe, indiscriminately attacking worthwhile investments giving no concern to the tremendously negative impact this will have on our economy. in the race for ever increasing and arbitrary cuts, they have demonstrated they know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. moody's says this approach will cost the nation 700,000 jobs. the economic policy institute said 800,000 jobs. goldman sachs said the long-term republican plan would lower economic growth by 2% while increasing, increasing unemployment by 1%. even the conservative group called it
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2011 10:00am EST
the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to 10 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose duds the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: i ask permission to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, damian pauletta of "the wall street journal" reported on a study by the government accountability office revealing bloated budgets in government programs. it found duplicative overlaps leading to wasteful spending of taxpayers' money. it found inefficiencies with 82 federal programs to improve teacher quality, 56 programs to help people gain a working knowledge of finances, and 47 federal programs for job training and employment. the study concluded the effectiveness of many of these programs has not been assessed. at a time when the president proposed trillion-dollar deficits, t
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 1:00pm EDT
, secretary clint is scheduled to talk about president obama's planned trip to latin america. that is expected lied about 1:45 eastern. it was originally scheduled for 2:00. it is moving over to c-span 3 now. a short time ago, president obama met with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders to talk about libya. in a few moments, we are expecting a statement from the president following up on that meeting. we're planning live coverage on c-span. that is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. eastern. until then, a statement from the libyan foreign minister in response to the security council vote ordering a ceasefire in libya. this is about 10 minutes. >> after having reviewed the resolution, we would like to extend the following. will try to deal with the resolution. my country will do its best to deal positively with this resolution. the general has knowledge of the resolution. a carter -- according to article 25 of the u.n. charter, and taking into consideration that libya is a full member of the u.n., we except it is obliged to except the u.n. security council . therefore, libya has decided
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
dignity of the office of the president had been so several damaged and managed to repair america's faith in our leaders because he was so clearly an honest man, a true american patriot, an honorable man. he was the right leader at a difficult time in our nation's history and reflected the humble and patriotic honest people of the great state of michigan. so, mr. speaker, i rise today in support of this resolution. i think this statue of president gerald ford being joining the other statues is certainly fitting and appropriate thing. it reflects the will of the people of michigan and i think it's an honor that is long overdue to president gerald r. ford. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from california reserves. the lady from california. ms. woolsey: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers. the speaker pro tempore: the lady from california reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. lungren: i yield three minutes to the the gentleman from michigan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. huizenga: th
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 1:00pm EDT
the gentleman if he would support the build america bill that offsets the deficit by cutting job outsources and creates more construction jobs. would he agree to put that on the floor? mr. sessions: when it's on the floor, i'll consider it. mr. andrews: we'll give the gentleman a chance next week. mr. polis: i yield myself 30 seconds to respond. the one bill the gentleman from texas has pointed to as a jobs bill is one bill that contains many, many earmarks from previous sessions, also continues funning for the bridge to nowhere in alaska. if this is the best jobs bill the republicans can bring forward, the american people deserve better. i yield to the gentlelady from alabama, ms. wolf. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. sewell: the stabilization program has helped families and communities in alabama's seventh con fwregsal district greatly. the nation is recovering from one of the worst recessions in our lifetime. in my district, the problems began long before the rest of the cupry experienced. the foe closures devastated homeowners, they have a debilitat
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2011 10:00am EDT
america's homeland security address, secretary napolitano said real security requires the engagement of the entire society with government, law- enforcement, the public and private sector all playing their roles. the department of homeland security was created to serve as the catalyst and in the greater of the nation's efforts to promote our general welfare, and our universities recognize the role we play in this effort, whether in fostering public discourse through eden's like today's programs or by engaging in the kind of scholarship and research that can support the efforts of our nation or by educating the leaders of tomorrow who will contribute to peace efforts. it is in that spirit that we come together today. it is now my pleasure to introduce our moderate -- moderator for today's program, andrea mitchell. she is nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent host of a msnbc's "andrea mitchell reports." it is my honor to welcome andrea mitchell. [applause] >> thank you so much. thank you for bringing us here together today. in i want to acknowledge them and walter isaacson, the head of
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
been person accounts from people who seave modern america on history oral hevert. travel to important battlefields to leadership about key figures and events that sheaped the era during the 150th anniversary of the self-war. visit college classrooms across the world during "lectures in history." join curators behind the scenes at historic sites on "american artifacts" and "the presidency," as told through historic speeches from administration officials and experts. "american hevert tv" on c-span3 all weekend every weekend. get our complete schedule online and sign them to have them emailed to you using our c-span alert. >> according to a roar by the natural resources defense council, 42 disease clusters have occurred in 13 states since 1976. a study has being called for to investigate the cause of these health problems. this against with testimony from a witness who is diagnosed with brain cancer when he was 18. >> thank you, chairman boxer. i would also like to thank ranking member james inhofe and my great senator, mike crapo, for taking on the issue of childhood cancer an
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2011 1:00pm EDT
america" -- here it is right here. it is a best seller. blogs every day on political and cultural issues, attracting two hundred thousand hits a week from 80,000 unique users. we are fortunate to have him with us today. please welcome member of european parliament, daniel hannan. [applause] >> well, bob, thank you very much for those generous words, and lays and gentlemen, thank you for the welcome. it is not something we are accustomed to as members of the european parliament. we are generally not the most popular people. do not feel that you have to contradict me when i say that. i have gotten used to it. maybe it has something to do with the fact that none of you could vote for me. this is an huawei match, if you would like. he will not find a politician in the united kingdom who is a bigger fan of jeffersonian democracy than me, but i suspect that even your third president occasionally enjoy being able to speak to an audience where nobody could vote for him, and he did not need to worry about what he said. we had an election a couple of months ago, a general election, and there is no
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 10:00am EDT
speaking this afternoon on u.s. relations with latin america. president obama is traveling there this weekend. that is beginning a 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. president obama is expected to address the developments in libya, speaking from the white house before leaving for his trip. we plan to bring you his comments when they happen on the c-span network and on the c-span website, c-span.org. we returned to the un security council meeting last night -- return to the un security council meeting last night. >> to the representative of bosnia-herzegovina. >> allow me to reiterate our great concern regarding the rapidly deteriorating situation in libya. human rights must be protected. human-rights and humanitarian laws must be observed. the need for urgent -- this is a matter of urgency. this is our prerogative. we support the involvement our regional stakeholders seeking an end to the libyan crisis. we think that a coordinated approach by the international actors, the arab league, and african union is crucial for funding the most adequate solutions to the crisis in libya. mr. presi
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 10:00am EDT
within the office of nuclear energy. while we await guidance to the commission and america's nuclear future, we are conducting research and development into a broader range of options for the nation's fuel cycle, with careful attention to safety and environmental protection and non-proliferation. safety of the future systems is key to all of the program's. selected research areas, like you plaiting cannot generate hydrogen in an accident, or feel that is virtually impossible to melt, as various -- have various opobvious relevance. a hot at the laboratory will be providing in court -- important abilities to the industry that can be used to assess and improve the safety of existing and future reactors. i fully concur with the recent statement made by deputy secretary that we view nuclear energy as an important component of the overall portfolio we are trying to build for the clean energy future. the programs at the office of nuclear energy are focused on ensuring that the option for safe nuclear power remains open to the nation brought by way of concluding these brief comments, the ear
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
them in the second world war. they are taking us over in 1970. what will happen to us in america? they are going to own our country. that is it. we will lose our jobs. then we start whining about the mexicans. losing all the manufacturing to mexico. we cannot compete. we cannot do this. we cannot do this. now we are wining about the chinese and the indians. we are a bunch of whiners. that is what we are. we should have enough confidence that we can compete with people if we all sacrifice a little bit for the common good. >> watch this event from wheaton college in illinois tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> earlier this week, the ninth circuit court of appeals took up the issue of the labors' first amendment rights -- the issue of day laborers' first amendment rights. a ruling that allowed redondo beach, california, to resume a resting day laborers pure last week, a circuit panel ruled in favor of the city of redondo, of holding a city ordinance that regulates the solicitation of employment on city streets. from san francisco, this is an hour. >> the united states court
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 1:00pm EDT
your figure, your baseline you used in september in your pledge to america. if we have gone 41 and we are going to go another 10 or 15, what i ask of you is in light of the fact, as mr. dent points out, we have already done the deepest cut under republicans, under democrats, under any of us. it is time to hear from you what is your alternative to make a deal? now, compromise is a prettier word, but we need to come to agreement. if we are going to serve our country and those who serve our country, then we need to come to agreement because they elected all of us. none of us has any greater superiority. we are all the same. and we need to come to agreement. i don't have much time but i'll be glad to yield to you. can you take time -- mr. rogers: would the gentleman talk to his colleagues over in the other body and tell them to pass something we can negotiate on? mr. hoyer: reclaiming my time, 435 of us have tried to talk to the people in the other body. but i will tell you under the constitution of the united states, we have the responsibility of initiating bills. read the constitutio
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
. now, let me start by acknowledging the obvious. america has to get its fiscal house in order. how we got here is debated but certain things are indisputable. we have two wars that have been paid for on the credit card. we had tax cuts that went to the high income americans that are on the credit card. we recently extended them at the cost of $700 billion to the deficit. we had irresponsible behavior on the part of wall street that required rescuing the financial system in america so that main street could fight and survive another day. and then that led to a collapse in the economy and 10% unemployment that required governmental action in order to try to stabilize the economy. we have a long way to go in restoring the economy, but that has to be our first mission. the republican proposal on how to address this budget in these continuing resolutions will fail. the reason it will fail is because it fails to do what must obviously be done if we're going to have long-term fiscal stability and that is put everything on the table. the cuts that are proposed by the republican majority, u
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
numbers don't work. we're america's solvency. everything you and i think of an america is up for grabs. this is a very, very sober moment for our country. i would ask you to, if you will, just pretend in your mind . pretend that you are a congressman or senator in the year 1850. in the year 1850 you might recall there was this 10,000-pound gorilla in the tent. people politically didn't quite know what to do with it. it was called the issue of slavery. and the way politics was working, you had the southern guys and the northern guys. and so the power was somewhat divided and the people that were congressmen and senators didn't know what to do with this huge gorilla which we call slavery. the issue they didn't know what to do with so they tried to step around it as best they could politically and say we will have one state come and be a free state. they will compromise instead of dealing with it head on the problem they had. 1852 there was a book, "uncle tom's cabin" and it increased the rhetoric and the issue of slavery. the gorilla is glowing and he's there and he's threatening.
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, national farmers union, crop life for america and responsible industry for a sound environment. mr. speaker, i want to thank my colleague, chairman smid for her leadership and -- scmidt and thank the ranking members on the subcommittees for their support of the bill. i want to thank chairman mica and rahall for their leadership as well as chairman lucas and ranking member petter son of the agriculture committee. i urge all members to support h.r. 872 and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. bishop: mr. speaker, in light of the fact that mr. baca yielded back the balance of his time to me, can you tell me how much time is left on this side? the speaker pro tempore: 15 minutes remaining. mr. bishop: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from oregon, mr. defazio. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oregon is recognized. mr. defazio: we are here pretending to do something about a real problem. we are amending the wrong statute at the wrong time under the guise that this is a crisis and
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 10:00am EST
around the world -- reverberated around the world. at this point, america was in the throes of a cold war and our great nation was viewed with cynicism. the peace corps showed the world the enduring values of peace, commitment to national service and an optimism that had been lost in the cold war and world war ii. under the masterful direction of sargent shriver, it grew to 1,500 volunteers. i was one of those early recruits. i found myself in peace corps training and found myself in medellin, colombia. i saw the grinding cycles of poverty that left so many men, women and children without hope. i committed then to work to end the culture of poverty. it is in no small part due to that experience in the peace corps that i am standing here in the congress. yes, i will yield. mr. dreier: i'd like to con gradge late my friend for his service in the peace corps. he not only served then but he continues to share that with us today and as we deal with countries around the world, the peace corps has been very important and i'm happy to recognize their 50th anniversary. mr. farr: thank you, mr.
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
. burton, talk about these critical issues for the united states of america. and each of us as they have come down here on so many days come down here to bring up these critical issues, informing you, mr. speaker. while that's going on there are people all across america that are listening in and deciding for themselves the priorities and deciding for themselves what kind of a job we're doing here in congress. and i'm here -- i'd love to step in on the immigration debate and burn up about 30 minutes talking about that, but, mr. speaker, i think to start out with -- i need to have this discussion with you about obamacare. and there's a fair number of different strategies that are working here in the house of representatives and perhaps a different number and a different strategy to some degree going on in the united states senate. but the circumstances are this -- almost a year ago obamacare passed the united states congress and was message to the president where he eagerly signed the bill. it was a combination of legislative shenanigans that took place. the bill that came to the floor wa
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> thank you, mr. chairman. please cover. you may be seated. elected in milwaukee, wisconsin during our most recent election, he grew up as a first term ends in -- he grew up as a front tears men in no,. he is currently living in the last frontier. -- he grew up as a frontiersman. our commander is calmly guiding through his words and action. it is my pleasure to introduce the national commander of the legion, jimmy foster. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you, mr. chairman. the american legion has been blessed with outstanding leadership and we are fortunate to have several of our most recent leaders here today. with all of our past national commanders, please stand for a round of well-deserved applause. [applause] thank you, gentlemen for your leadership and steadfast support of our organization. it is an honor to follow in your footsteps. at this time, i would like to share with you a letter from the white house. "good morning, ladies and gentlemen and m
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Mar 17, 2011 10:00am EDT
is hammer small rural american stations, smalltown and rural america where it's more expensive to broadcast and where they rely on this funding to be able to produce the programs. it would not just hammer n.p.r., but it would deny them the ability to use the funds for that subversive show, "prairie home companion," for "this american life," for "the car guys." it would prohibit them from producing locally produced content from other public broadcasting stations. this is lunacy. it unravels is carefully crafted partnership which has delivered year after year. it's why the american public strongly supports this investment, this one half cent per day. in fact, 78% of the american public want it maintained or increased. and most interestingly, that same bipartisan poll showed that 2/3 of american republicans support keeping the funding or increasing it. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlelady from new york reserves. the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. nugent: i just reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from
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Mar 8, 2011 10:00am EST
future of america. and the conclusion of the ryan -- ryan hard finding is your future economic properties are compromised. they are reduced. and they are reduced substantially. that's why this matters. i believe the only way we're going to solve this is by enacting a comprehensive debt reduction plan. we need a plan in the size and scope of what was presented by the fiscal commission. it would reduce the debt by 4 trillion over the next decade and put us on a course to get the debt stabilizes -- so we can be in the -- i believe a plan like the commission plan must include spending cuts and title changes that lower's rates and the commission plan provided for such a balanced approach. its savings include mandatory spending and reff knew. they are used only to extend program's solvency. not for definite reduction. if this is one message i'd like to get out there as clearly as i can, the savings in social security were redirected to social security. not for definite reduction. this chart highlights the key elements of the tax reform including the plan. it 4ri78 natesar scales back tax expend
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Mar 11, 2011 1:00pm EST
united states of america two weeks at a time. i don't think it -- i think it makes us foolish in our constituents' eyes. there has been a lot of bashing against our public sector employees across the nation. public sector jobs is apparently a bad thing. i want to tell you that in oregon the public sector employer is oftentimes the biggest employer. and sometimes the only employer of any real size in some of these communities. the school districts, the school districts in rural oregon are oftentimes the big employer. these are good jobs. these are people, teachers that are giving of their time and frankly my wife's a teacher who is working overtime, after hours, putting their own dollars sometimes into the kids to make sure our kids get a great education. the demagoguery that goes on of the public sector is i think unfortunate and out of place here. the hospitals in rural parts of our country are oftentimes the biggest employer. often they are public hospitals, not private operations, not for profit hospitals. there are a bunch of them in oregon. they have a bunch of employees. again,
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Mar 24, 2011 7:32pm EDT
. host: david walker is the author of three books. the latest "comeback america, turning the country around and restoring fiscal responsibility." if you go to booktv.org, you can type and david walker. guest: frankly, i think that what happened with regard to the subprime crisis is something that is tragic. it was a failure of private sector govnance systems. it was a failu of government oversight and regulation. and quite candidly, people have not been held accountable. and i think the american people ought to be demanding accountability with that. at the same point -- and there have been reforms regarding recent legislation but not enough. what are we going to do about fannie mae and freddie mac? here is another angle i think you have to keep in mind. the four factors that caused the mortgage-related subprime crises, that end up imposing a lot of losses on taxpayers increasing the deficits and debt dramatically, exist but the federal government own finance system. the risks are much greater and nobody is going to bail out america. we have to solve our own problems and elected offic
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Mar 8, 2011 1:00pm EST
they are getting more violent. america has been dealing with pirates since our founding fathers over 200 years ago. the states would blackmail american -- american ships in the united states by demanding money in return for the safety of u.s. ships that cross the mediterranean sea. for years the united states and european governments paid the humiliating tribute to protect the ships. but then in 1801 the pirates felt the wrath of the united states when thomas jefferson sent the united states navy and the united states marine corps to take care of business with the barbary pirates. this was the most famous action of the marines at this time and the frays from the shores of tripoli has been memorialized in the hymn. he said don't mess with the united states and they didn't for 200 years. the somalian pirates should study a little american history if they would they would find out that there will be a day of reckoning that will eventually come to them and their evil ways. thomas jefferson destroyed them. we will see what happens now. our constitution gives us the authority in artic
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Mar 1, 2011 1:00pm EST
bill that we know has such draconian cuts and doesn't do anything to invest in america's future. we can't continue down this road. we've got to work together. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from georgia. mr. woodall: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. to associate myself with the gentleman from new jersey's comments. we absolutely have to work together and it's a great source of pride for me that i've only been on the job 60 days and we've already seen more working together than this house has allowed in the past four years combined. understand that. understand that as we're working on this appropriations bill. as we're working through this appropriations process. that two weeks ago you saw more openness and working together in this chamber, right here, right here in the people's house, more working together than you had seen in the previous four years combined. can we do more? i say to the gentleman from new jersey, i think we can. and i look forward to being a partner in making that happen. but to say that what is sitt
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Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
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Mar 29, 2011 1:00pm EDT
countries, from america to asia, from europe to africa, from the united nations to the unification. today should be about a new beginning for libya, a future in which the people of libya can determine their own destiny free from violence and free from oppression. but the reasons being here today are the people of libya cannot reach that future on their own. they require three things from us. first, we must reaffirm our commitment to the u.n. security council's ress resolution 1970 and 1973 and reaffirm the broad alliance that has been put in place to implement them. second, we must ensure the fast delivery of humanitarian aid where it is needed, including to the null liberated towns in libya and third, we must help the people plaven for their future after the conflict is over. these are the three goals of this conference and i would like to say a little about each in turn. first, u.n. security council resolution 1973. it was 12 days ago, following an appeal by the arab league, the united nations passed the historic resolution to protect the people of libya from the murderous brutal
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Mar 30, 2011 1:00pm EDT
policies of the united states of america. the fact that we have the highest tax rate on job creators of any country in the world. the fact that we have chosen over the last few years to sick you are -- stick our heads in the sand when it's come to market opening opportunities through trade agreements which have been signed by our past administration and the leaders of other countries is indication that we've chosen to ignore great job creating opportunities. and i'm speaking, these trade agreements, the ones that president obama said he would like to see us pass here in the house, first the korea-u.s. trade agreement, free trade agreement, which he talked about, and i'm grateful that he talked about the importance of colombia and panama. two agreements that were actually signed before the completion of the u.s.-korea free trade agreement. now, madam speaker, if we were to focus attention on those items, plus reducing that top rate on job creators from 35% to 25%, that would do more to create job opportunities than almost anything we could do. and then we get back to the core issue here and
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Mar 23, 2011 1:00pm EDT
doing at the american university in cairo is and what happened in latin america? what happened in chile? what happened in eastern europe? how did that work? and they do not think there like that, but there are the best practices, or learn lessons, or mistakes and not to make. the more of that debate, -- particularly it is not american political scientists coming in and saying you have a parliamentary system here. it is a people think about who knew the difference -- who knew the difference between poland and albania. there is an enormous appetite for that. with some respect, that is the trouble with evenings, because they are ready sell doc was talking to each other about what we're going to do, and then you have seminars that are bringing in people from hungry, so it is very busy and hectic. there are ways that people have thought about these issues. they may or may not apply here, but it is worthwhile knowing about them. that is already proving to be productive. in some respects, that democracy-promotion work that has been done in the past, done properly, and particularly by bri
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Mar 25, 2011 10:00am EDT
for all on our video library. c-span, washington your way, a public service created by america's cable companies. >> we take in up to the clinton school of public service at the university of arkansas in little rock for discussion about the state of public education with sacramento mayor kevin johnson and former washington, d.c., school chancellor. the discussion is moderated by the dean of the clinton school. >> we will take part in the discussion moderated by the dean. following discussion, there will be time for questions from the audience. in his 2011 state of the union address, president obama mentioned the words educate and education 14 times. while his focus on education was promising, it underscores need for real lasting reform in our educational system. the president asked us to do what is necessary to give all children a chance to succeed. but in doing so, he is admitting the fact that we have got too many kids in this country who are born into circumstances from which success is not a legitimate option. our guests tonight are about to change that. michelle reid is a fo
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Mar 4, 2011 10:00am EST
has a far more greater cost, moral hazard. that lingering belief that america's biggest banks are too big to fail and the rules apply to everyone else in america do not apply to them. this belief continue to distort our financial markets, advantaging the largest banks on wall street, while disadvantaging everyone else in the country. the cost of moral hazard is not easily quantifiable, but it is real and reprehensible. today's hearing consists of three panelists. first we are joined by acting assistant secretary who currently manages all t.a.r.p. programs for the department of treasury. i particularly hope that you will share with us your lessons learned after working with the t.a.r.p. for over two years. what can our nation learned from this ugly experience and how can we prevent it from ever happening again? our second panel includes witnesses from the fdic, fha, and federal reserve. these offices played a critical role during the crisis, often coordinating with additional t.a.r.p. programs. i hope these witnesses will help us place t.a.r.p. in its proper place. finally, we will be
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Mar 25, 2011 1:00pm EDT
america. making that decision is about leadership, about keeping your eye on the ball. what's in the interest of the people, the national security interest. >> the humanitarian interest was to prevent a human catastrophe if it becomes clear there is no longer a threat, will the u.s. pull out? >> the mission as you rightly state sd to protect civilians. you're talk about the military mission. the united states will continue to participate in the coalition to enforce the mandate given by the united nations security council resolution 1973 for as long as is necessary to make sure that those civilians are protected. we as i said in answer to dan's question are pursuing a whole host of other measures, unilaterally and multilaterally with our partners to continue to put pressure on the libyan regime, qaddafi regime. >> one last question to clarify -- the pentagon said u.s. pilots, will they anticipate that u.s. pilotless continue to participate in strike missions, not just surveillance but strike missions in libya even after the transition? to whom will those velts be reporting? americans?
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Mar 22, 2011 1:00pm EDT
right thing to do and keeping with the value system and ethic that we share here in america about individuality and privacy. the entire goal of the drafting process we are using to write a commercial primacy bill of rights is to win pro-privacy, british innovation experts over to the side of its up -- pro- innovation experts over to the side of it, and code of conduct -- a common code of conduct. i believe we all benefit by. kanin these allies will depend on our willingness to -- gaining these allies will depend on our willingness to recognize that good can come from a proper collection of data, while allowing for experimentation and flexibility in the implication of privacy practices through the establishment of safe harbor -- the implementation of privacy practices through the establishment of safe harbor practices. i think people will acknowledge at the amount of reasonableness and flexibility, but we cannot let the status quo stand. we cannot and the issue -- we cannot continue to allow collectors of the information dictate and we cannot let firms that provide it no protection
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Mar 3, 2011 1:00pm EST
response a little bit, however. the pledge to america, as i understand it, said that you were going to cut $100 billion is that accurate? cantor: i say to the gentleman that the -- mr. cantor: i say to the gentleman that the pledge to america said we are desire rouse of reducing discretionary spending, nonsecurity spending to 2008 levels. mr. hoyer: and h.r. 1, as i understand it, is scored at $102 billion, or thereabouts, is that accurate? mr. cantor: as he know the figure of $100 billion was taken from the difference between the president's f.y. 2011 request and the 2008 levels, which is how that figure has become. i say to the gentleman if he's trying to make the point about $100 billion versus $61 billion, the gentleman is accurate when he saze the $100 billion in cuts off the request by the president is the same as $61 billion of cuts against the current level of spending at f.y. 2010 levels. if i can make the gentleman's point for him, that's why i say that insistence upon $41 billion or $40 billion in cuts is nothing but defense of the status quo. that's why i say to the gentleman,
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Mar 10, 2011 10:00am EST
, please, god, please continue to bless america. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen, for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in opposition to chairman upton's dirty air act. in 2007, the supreme court issued the massachusetts vs. e.p.a. decision directing the e.p.a. to examine greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the public health. e.p.a. conducted a highly credible peered review scientific analysis under the bush e.p.a. and the obama e.p.a. this was not a political analysis. it was a scientific analysis. but that has not stopped the chairman from trying to legislativively undermine scientific fact. according to the e.p.a., president nixon's clean air act will prevent 230,000 premature deaths and result in $2 trillion in economic benefits in 2020. but chairman upton has decided with much help from corporate polluters, lobbyists that the fiscal and physical well-being of the american people are less important than big oil's importance and big oil's billion dollar bottom
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Mar 10, 2011 1:00pm EST
talk about the homeowners. we've got 12 million mortgages in america that are currently under water and yet this program , this program which was actually rolled out in march, started about six months ago, has 245 applications. 245. how many have actually made it over the hurdles and have gotten some help and refinanced? 44. 44 refinances. we've got $8.12 billion that has been obligated, we have $50 million that has been dispersed. now, a quick back of the envelope calculation, that's $1.1 million per mortgage refinanced thus far. if we look at it even further, were these million-dollar mortgages? actually the average mortgage was about $300,000. so we spent the american taxpayers, in terms of their dollars, we spent $1.1 million in order to refinance a $300,000 loan. the administration said, we're going to have $1.-- 1.5 million homeowners get into this program. and yet we've taken almost a year, we have 44 that have actually gone through. if you were to get through this program, if you were one of the lucky ones, one of the 44, clearly it's not going to help you in so as you're go
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Mar 9, 2011 10:00am EST
the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will receive a message. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has passed s. 23, to amend title 35, united states code, to provide for patent reform in which the concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: after consultation among the speaker and the majority and minority leaders and with their consent, the chair announces that when the two houses meet in joint meeting to hear an address by the honorable julia gillard, prime minister of australia, only the doors immediately opposite the speaker and those immediately to his left and right will be open. no one will be allowed on the floor of the house who does not have the privilege of the floor of the house. due to the large attendance that is anticipated, t
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